In Episode #09 of Leaders in Supply Chain Talent Podcast, Shub Faujdar, Global Head Training and Development of Alcott Global interviewed Swati Patil Rao, Senior Director – Head Of APAC Supply Chain & Logistics At Zoetis Inc.
Listen to the full episode here.
Key highlights of this episode:
- What made Swati a successful leader
- Cohesive team and facing challenges together
- Being a successful woman leader in supply chain
- Soft and technical skill professionals need to get into senior-level leadership roles
- Advice on how to have an exciting career
According to Swati, one of the driving forces that made her career as a leader successful is having a village helping her- teams, managers, mentors, and role models. In this episode, she shared how she set up a cohesive team and how they are able to face challenges together. She also shared how they are helping and developing their teams at Zoetis. Being a successful woman in a male-dominated industry, Swati said that the whole journey is really about where you start and slowly discovering the different phases, and making decisions. In addition, one of the most important lessons that have changed her is moving away from talking to listening more. Lastly, Swati also shared some of the most important soft and hard skills one should possess and some advice on how to have a successful and exciting career.
About Swati Patil Rao
Swati Patil Rao is currently the APAC Head of Supply Chain and Logistics for Zoetis, the world’s largest producer of medication and vaccinations for animals.
Swati brings in 20 years of extensive experience managing diverse aspects of supply chain from site planning to demand forecasting, new product introductions to new Distribution Centre start-ups, regional supply chains to global franchise management, operating own warehouses to setting up 3PL operations, to name a few. However, what Swati is most passionate about is building high-performing teams, nurturing teams, and grooming leaders.
Prior to Zoetis, Swati spent 14+ years with Procter & Gamble working both in India and Singapore.
About Leaders in Supply Chain Talent Podcast
Leaders in Supply Chain Talent bring some of the best HR Leaders to talk about talent, people, leadership, and some of the best case studies in the supply chain space. The podcast is hosted by Shub Faujdar, Global Head Training, and Development of Alcott Global. Shub leads Alcott Global’s Organizational Development business and is curating frameworks to transform organizations’ workforce working with world-class facilitators and trainers from the Supply Chain space. All episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.